German haute-couture designer Karl Lagerfeld, inventive director at Chanel and an icon of the worldwide trend business for over half a century, has died, a supply on the French trend home Chanel stated on Tuesday. He was 85.
Lagerfeld, immediately recognizable in his darkish fits, pony-tailed white hair and tinted sun shades, was finest identified for his affiliation with Chanel however concurrently delivered collections for LVMH’s Fendi and his personal eponymous label.
French celeb on-line journal Purepeople stated Lagerfeld died on Tuesday morning after being rushed to a hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine simply outdoors Paris the night time earlier than.
A spokesman for Chanel was not instantly out there for remark.
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Lagerfeld’s designs rapidly trickled all the way down to low-end retailers, giving him an virtually unprecedented affect on the complete trend business.
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